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10.04.2019

CNS Newsletter Volume 12, Issue 01 on Development and Growth released

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Development and Growth

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We recently published a new issue of the Charité NeuroScience (CNS) Newsletter, bringing you the latest on Development and Growth.

Spring is springing! You know what that means (see the comic on page 8 if you don’t actually know what this means). Berliners are cautiously stepping out of their dark clubs and laboratories for coffees in the sun. Hormones are going crazy (page 4) and for some of us, it’s that time of year again when our migraines get worse (or is it? page 9). For others, it can mean welcome respite from icy grip of Seasonal Affective Disorder.  The personal narrative (not to mention the great illustration!) on page 16 gives our readers a glimpse of what it’s like and signs to look for that you may have more than just the winter blues.

Spring also means growth, and we’re all about that. If you feel like growing up isn’t all it’s cracked up to be then — yup — there’s a comic for that too, on page 13. We know you love petri dishes so we tackle myths about stem cells (page 6) and our former Editor in Chief gives you the story behind the two-week restriction on embryonic research (page 11). Hint: it involves non-scientists getting all up in our business. Sometimes the truth hurts: you ain’t gettin’ any younger (page 18) and a bigger brain may not mean better brain (page 14). And sometimes the truth stinks (page 15).

Our Career section, as usual, has coverage of career events (page 24), student perspectives (page 20), interviews with researchers (page 22) and of course career advice from Dr. Brown (page 21). In the Campus Section you will find reviews of books and TV series (pages 25-27, 30 and 34), Spring traditions from around the world (page 28), coverage of this year’s Chaos Communication Congress (page 32) and news from around campus (page 31).

As you may know, Constance Holman has stepped down from her position as Editor in Chief after the last edition to become a scientist and writer extraordinaire. She left some really big shoes to fill, so now there are three of us: Bettina Schmerl (AG Shoichtet), Ioana Weber (AG Tarabykin) and Alex Masurovsky (who is just a lowly master’s student). Ioana also took on the mammoth task of revamping our entire layout, including the colorblind-friendly section headers and pretty much all of the illustrations.

There’s lots to read. Get growing!

Volume 12, Issue 01

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